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New research from Kantar Media into FMCG purchasing habits reveals gap between the motivations of shoppers and the marketing focus of brands and retailers London, 21 February 2013 - The primary weapon in supermarket wars to appeal to consumers is a focus on low prices and offers. However, insight from Kantar Media TGIs new Shopper Archetypes - seven mutually exclusive groups of British shoppers, each built around their key grocery shopping traits - reveals that factors other than saving are of significantly greater importance to the vast majority of consumers. Drawn in large part from Kantar Medias pioneering TGI WHY Code metrics which explain consumer choices, the new findings reveal that the two archetypes for whom price and savings are the crucial drivers - Promiscuous Purchasers and Strategic Savers - account for 8% and 16% of British shoppers respectively. Combined, they represent under a quarter of shoppers, and this during an economic downturn when consumers are seeking to control their spending more than ever. The remaining three-quarters of shoppers include various groups of considerable size whose shopping habits are motivated by very different factors (e.g. quality of produce, convenience, ethical considerations), while there are also a fifth of shoppers who defy categorisation of their motivations altogether. Among those for whom price is a secondary consideration, the Conscious Connoisseurs archetype includes 1.6 million shoppers. This group have a passion for food and a keen interest in ingredients that can inspire their home-made culinary creations. Online marketers in FMCG might efficiently engage this group, with insights from Kantar Media Compete revealing that 24% of online grocery shoppers search for recipe ideas. A desire for quality products also represents a particularly prominent driver in grocery shopping. Kantar Medias TGI Shopper Archetype Quality Crusaders accounts for 14% of all shoppers (4.5 million individuals) and their value is demonstrated by the fact they are over 40% more likely than the average shopper to spend over 90 a week on their regular main shop, whereas those driven by price and value are no more likely than the average to do so. Richard Poustie, Chief Operating Officer, Kantar Media TGI, comments, Whilst all supermarkets will count consumers from each of the Shopper Archetypes among their customers to a greater or lesser extent, our insights show that a focus on driving down prices is only likely to achieve real engagement amongst a modest proportion of consumers. All the while, this approach may alienate consumers from other potentially lucrative archetypes. Price will always be a very important driver in grocery shopping decisions and has some influence on every shopper. However, our new Shopper Archetypes reveal that factors like convenience and quality are even more important to huge proportions of shoppers. If marketers can be more canny about targeting different kinds of shoppers with a focus tailored to what drives their grocery shopping, then they stand to make real gains over their rivals. ENDS

PRESS CONTACT Teresa Horscroft, Eureka Communications Telephone: +44 (0)1420 564346 Email: teresa@eurekacomms.co.uk For further information about our TGI Study Shopper Archetypes and the WHY Code, contact 020 8433 4000 or email tgihotline@kantarmedia.com EDITORS NOTES About Kantar Media Kantar Media provides strategic advice and competitive intelligence to the worlds leading brands, publishers, agencies and industry bodies, helping them navigate and succeed in a rapidly evolving media industry. This includes analysis of paid media opportunities; counsel on brand reputation, corporate management and consumer engagement through owned media; and, evaluating consumers reactions in earned media. Kantar Media provides clients with a broad range of insights, from audience research, competitive intelligence, vital consumer behaviour and digital insights, marketing effectiveness and online influence. Our experts currently work with 22,000 companies tracking 3 million brands in 50 countries. Target Group Index (TGI) was established in Britain in 1969, with most of its international expansion taking place over the last 10 years, giving it a presence today in over 60 markets worldwide. Kantar Medias TGI study measures consumer product and brand consumption, attitudes and media usage. They are used across the globe by brand owners, agencies and media for a range of strategic and tactical purposes, including consumer profiling, brand positioning, the identification of target audiences, and media planning and buying. Sample sizes are robust, with over 800,000 interviews conducted around the world each year. www.kantarmedia.com www.kantarmedia-tgigb.com http://twitter.com/kantar_media

Additional Information The Kantar Media TGI Shopper Archetypes are seven mutually-exclusive of FMCG shoppers: Convenience Kings: Driven by convenience in general, locality, opening hours, parking, ease of use etc. Ethical Empathisers: Driven by ethical considerations such as Fair Trade, animal welfare, protection of the environment Accustomed Acquirers: Driven by routine, have narrow brand repertoire, more likely to be solus shoppers and tend to want to stick to tried and tested products / brands Promiscuous Purchasers: Driven by value, bargain hunters, have large brand repertoires, dont like the idea of sticking to only a few brands Quality Crusaders: Driven by superior quality and happy to pay a premium for it Conscious Connoisseurs: Savvy and passionate shoppers who get food knowledge from magazines, professionals, word of mouth, read ingredients and labels Strategic Savers: Driven by lowest price to meet strict budget, attracted by sales and promotions, special offers and loyalty schemes

A presentation that profiles each of the shopper archetypes can be viewed and downloaded here: http://kantarmedia-tgigb.com/adding-value-to-research/shopper-archetypes-2/ The WHY Code Kantar Media TGIs WHY Code is designed to provide insight into what drives consumer choices. The WHY Code comprises a suite of tools based on four logical steps in the analysis of consumer motivations and builds upon the wealth of consumer insight that exists within TGI, combining it with cutting edge consumer psychology techniques. For more information about the WHY Code, visit: http://kantarmedia-tgigb.com/adding-value-to-research/thewhy-code/